River to stabilize soon

March 20, 2008 The near record flood levels of the White River at Batesville may be about to recede. At least those are the hopes of local officials who have been battling the raging river for two days.

AHTD worker dies

March 20, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - A state highway department employee died Wednesday after he got caught between flooded roads near Oil Trough, creating difficulties for those trying to get to him.

Support amazes woman

March 20, 2008 OIL TROUGH - Dianne Pratt knew the river could spill out of its banks at any time; she'd been through it all before.

Homes swept downriver

March 20, 2008 Where 12 homes once stood on River Run Road in Guion, now there are only five.

News of Other Days

March 19, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 30, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Gas leaks force evacuations

March 19, 2008 "I'm not going to risk my guys' lives trying to see if water is over a road." -Dan Melbourne

County, city deal with floodwaters

March 19, 2008 Rick Bunch, deputy coordinator for the Independence County Office of Emergency Management, said his office was fielding "20 to 30 (calls) every 15 minutes" this morning from people asking if the W

Cop saves drowning woman, child

March 19, 2008 Bret Ward had worked all night and was still on duty this morning at the sheriff's office when the call came in:

Sharp foundation to award grants

March 18, 2008 ASH FLAT - The Sharp County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation, will award the first round of 2008 grants for Sharp County from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundati